? Oren Bar, Manual Physical Therapy Atlanta, using the autonomic nervous system to quickly and easily eliminate pain.

A New Therapy Concept

Oren Bar has pioneered the use of cardiac coherence in conjunction with PRRT and manual therapy techniques to balance the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) - the part of our nervous system that regulates stress and relaxation. He uses a cardiac coherence monitor to track objective improvements in ANS balance which, if left unchecked, could maintain painful conditions long after an injury has healed. The monitor can be purchased for personal use. See our Resources page for more information.

“Patients are reporting elimination of most or all of their pain in only about 5 or 6 visits. They like the fact that there is someone out there who makes it his goal to eliminate their pain in the fewest number of sessions.” says Oren.

What is the ANS?

The ANS is the part of the nervous system that balances our stress state with our relaxation state. Unfortunately, most of us have an imbalance in this system and we are chronically stressed. Even more unfortunate is that sometimes the pain we feel is directly related to the imbalance. In this case most therapy will have only temporary results.

Can this be improved?

Yes. Oren Bar uses advanced manual therapy techniques that affect the ANS. Also, he can train you in breathing techniques that will balance the Autonomic Nervous System over time.

There are only a handful of therapists who have had training in this kind of therapy. Take this opportunity to have a consultation with a therapist who understands how your nervous system may be contributing to your symptoms.

PRRT - revolutionary new technique for pain elimination

Primal Reflex Release Technique (PRRT) is a hands-on treatment approach that has changed a lot of beliefs about pain and dysfunction. The theoretical basis of this approach is that certain reflexes become activated when we are in pain or when we experience a traumatic event. These reflexes need to be addressed in order to achieve long-term pain relief in the affected individuals.

What are reflexes?

Reflexes are unlearned automatic responses to a stimulus or cue. Two fundamental reflexes we have are the Startle Reflex and the Withdrawal Reflex. When we are startled by a loud noise, for example, we raise our arms and inhale quickly. When we touch something hot or painful we quickly pull our hand away.

How are reflexes involved with pain?

When we are in pain our reflexes may become more sensitive. Both the Withdrawal Reflex and the Startle Reflex make up a very important part of the pain system. Not only can both these reflexes be activated by pain but, they may become hyperactive and become factors in pain generation.

What can PRRT do to eliminate pain?

PRRT assesses some of these reflexes and then treats them by dampening down the reflex response that the body is experiencing. For example, if a muscle is tight, it could be that the tightness is a symptom of an over-sensitive reflex signaling the muscle to remain contracted. The PRRT practitioner aims to remove the reflexive response to the muscle as opposed to merely stretching or putting a hot pack on it. Patients are often surprised that pain in one area of the body can be removed by working on reflexes in another. Even more surprising is that sometimes only two or three sessions can provide permanent relief to problems that have persisted for years or even decades. The patients are taught how to do their own PRRT so they are confident in the knowledge that they can eliminate their pain if it returns.